Human Resources Strategy for the Health Sector in Eritrea: 2006-2010

The purpose of this strategy is to guide the planning, management and development of human resources for health in Eritrea for the period 2006 - 2014. Whilst much progress has been made with the staffing of the health services in the health sector, there is still more work to be done. There is a general shortage of health professionals, particularly amongst more highly skilled groups. Although geographic distribution is relatively good compared to many countries in Africa, there are still health stations and health centres that are under-staffed. There is a major shortage of midwives, exacerbating the high rate of maternal mortality. [from author]